## Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics |

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dW dni or equivalently d\n W dni (1-5-2) where the derivatives are

ni = fii. To investigate the behavior of W(n{) near its maximum, we shall put m = ni

+ tj (1-5-3) and expand In W(ni) in a Taylor's series about &i. The reason for ...

dW dni or equivalently d\n W dni (1-5-2) where the derivatives are

**evaluated**forni = fii. To investigate the behavior of W(n{) near its maximum, we shall put m = ni

+ tj (1-5-3) and expand In W(ni) in a Taylor's series about &i. The reason for ...

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We have labeled this integral by the subscript "eq" (standing for "equilibrium") to

emphasize explicitly the fact that it is to be

system is brought quasi- statically through a sequence of near-equilibrium ...

We have labeled this integral by the subscript "eq" (standing for "equilibrium") to

emphasize explicitly the fact that it is to be

**evaluated**for any process by which thesystem is brought quasi- statically through a sequence of near-equilibrium ...

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If one knows the particles which constitute the system and the interactions

between them, it is possible to find the quantum states of this system and to

principle there ...

If one knows the particles which constitute the system and the interactions

between them, it is possible to find the quantum states of this system and to

**evaluate**the sum (711). The statistical mechanical problem is then solved. Inprinciple there ...

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### Contents

Introduction to statistical methods | 1 |

GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE RANDOM WALK | 24 |

Statistical description of systems of particles | 47 |

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